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Iron Man Returning as Soldier of Kang in Avengers: Secret Wars – Fan Theory Explained

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When the dust settled, it was Iron Man that was lying amid the debris that was left. Sacrificing himself to kill Thanos and wipe out his entire army out of existence, Tony Stark became a selfless version of the egoistic entrepreneur. Moving on with their timeline, Marvel announced their lineup of the next two phases. Hinting a potential return of the genius, billionaire, playboy & philanthropist Tony Stark, in Avengers: Secret Wars, here is the fan theory explained.

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Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr. played the role of Iron Man throughout the Infinity Saga.

A possible return of fan-favorite RDJ as Iron man

Robert Downey Jr. has seen a lot in his lifetime. From serving jail time to redeeming himself as an esteemed actor, his arc in life has had a huge impact on the billions of lives that the actor has touched through his roles. Be it in Sherlock Holmes or The Avengers, the actor is known for his flawless acting and nailing each role to perfection.

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Robert Downey Jr. in as Iron Man (2008).
Robert Downey Jr. in as Iron Man (2008).

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The actor has become fan-favorite ever since Marvel’s Avengers (2012). However, during the end of the Infinity Saga, the character of Iron Man had to sacrifice himself by wielding the Infinity Gauntlet and snapping his fingers to wipe Thanos and his army out of existence. Now, a new theory inspired by the comics suggests a possible return of Iron Man in Avengers: Secret Wars.

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Robert Downey Jr. may play Iron Hammer in Avengers: Secret Wars.
Robert Downey Jr. may play Iron Hammer in Avengers: Secret Wars.

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In the comics, Kang the conqueror creates an army of Thors. The army called Thor Corps is made up of similar people like Thor who are able to pick his mighty hammer Mjolnir. Among the Thors corps, an alternate version of Iron Man picks up the Mjolnir and joins the Thors Corps fighting for none other than Kang!

The alternate dimensional character of Iron Man called Iron Hammer will probably be featured in Kang’s army and if it does, the people would surely be thrilled to see their beloved character return even though for a few moments.

Avengers: Secret Wars is slated for a release on 7th November 2025 and will be one of the two films to cap off Marvel’s Phase 6.

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Written by Visarg Acharya

Visarg Acharya joined FandomWire in 2022 as a Content Writer. Along with a penchant for writing, Visarg claims that words are the only true language made for him. Currently pursuing his B.Sc in Physics, the combination of Physics and Marvel make up for an interesting talk. Visarg reads books in his spare time along with an occasional series to accompany him.